Before today I had no idea what an Irish Car Bomb was. In case you are as clueless as me, it is a drink that is made with a shot Bailey's Irish Cream and Jameson's Irish Whiskey, which is then dropped into a 3/4-full pint of Guinness. That's not all...you must chug down the whole drink before it curdles. Because I enjoy savoring my drinks, this is not my thing.
The reason for the lesson on Irish Car Bombs is that Smitten Kitchen has posted a recipe for Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes, which contains the same ingredients as an Irish Car Bomb.
Although I am not a drinker of alcohol, Smitten Kitchen has given instructions for us non-drinkers. The Guinness in the cake bakes out, the whiskey is optional, and milk can be substituted for Bailey's.
The thing that grabbed my attention about these cupcakes is the filled center. I am starting to see a lot of recipes for cupcakes with something in the middle. I like that people are getting more creative.